HealthEd, Inc., the parent company of Unitek College, acquired NCP College of Nursing in a transaction that closed Dec. 26. NCP, which offers LVN programs, has campuses in South San Francisco and Hayward, Calif., according to a
Unitek has a variety of programs, including an LVN-to-RN bridge and an RN-to-BSN program recently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Its main campus is in Fremont, where HealthEd is based, and it has a branch campus in Sacramento and a satellite campus in San Jose.
As a combined education group, the Unitek and NCP nursing colleges will generate the largest number of healthcare pre-licensure students and healthcare graduates in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the release. This acquisition is part of HealthEds long-term strategy to address the worlds nursing shortage, according to the release.
Unitek College and NCP College of Nursing reach individuals who may not have thought college was for them, and may often be first-time college students in their family, Christy Torkildson, MSN, RN, PHN, chief academic officer of Unitek, said in the release.
The colleges will continue to run separate programs, although in due course similar programs offered by each school will use the same curriculum as HealthEd brings together the two organizations, the release said.
Both colleges are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.